You need to tell us what you’re claiming for and show us how you've calculated the amount.
If you’re eligible, you can get money for any of the following costs:
- lost earnings
- out of pocket expenses
- paid attendant care services
- gratuitous attendant care
- loss of capacity to provide domestic services
- pain and suffering costs
- deceased covid-19 vaccine recipient payments and funeral costs.
If you need help with how much you can get, call the Australian Immunisation Register.
Find more information about what you can claim in the COVID-19 vaccine claims scheme policy on the Department of Health and Aged Care website.
Before you can claim, you need to get your doctor to complete a COVID-19 vaccine claims scheme medical report. You need this as proof when you submit the claim. We’ll need your doctor’s responses to help us assess your claim. You also need to provide a completed COVID-19 vaccine claims scheme expenses form, showing both:
- the amount you’re claiming
- matching proof to support your losses and expenses, such as invoices, quotes, and payslips.
To support your claim, you need to give us a statement confirming any third party payments you’ll get for the categories you’re claiming for. This statement can be a statutory declaration, an email, or a letter signed and dated by you.
If you were employed when you suffered the harm, you may be able to claim lost earnings.
If you had to pay for your medical treatment when you suffered the harm, you may be able to claim out of pocket expenses.
If you received carer support when you suffered the harm, you may be able to claim paid attendant care costs.
If you received carer support when you suffered the harm, you may be able to claim gratuitous attendant care costs.
If you had dependents when you suffered the harm, you may be able to claim lost capacity to provide domestic services.
As the claimant or the vaccine recipient, you may be able to claim pain and suffering costs.